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B. Progress and Accomplishments
o The Department made 90 awards to historically black colleges; 19 of those
awards were new (as shown In Table 1).
o Program staff visited institutions in serious trouble.
o The program staff was able to provide special assistance to institutions
with the greatest need.
C. Cost, Benefits and Effectiveness
Types of Benefits:
The Title III program was originally established to provide assistance to
historically black colleges or other institutions with similar problems.
The Administration looks to this program as an important funding source
for historically black colleges. The Program consists of four efforts as
The Strengthening Institutions Program (Part A) provides one-to-three-year
renewable grants and four-to-seven-year non-renewable grants. At least 25
percent of the funds appropriated under this program must be used for
non-renewable grants. At least 24 percent of the funds must be awarded to
two-year institutions. Funds may be used for planning or faculty develop-
ment, curriculum development, special services, management improvement
activities, the purchasing of equipment for curriculum and management
improvement, and the shared use of facilities.
The Institutions with Special Needs Program (Part B) provides non-renewable
one-to-five-year grants.Historically black colleges and universities
must receive at least 50 percent of the funds which they received under
Title III 1n fiscal year 1979, or $27,035,000. At least of 30 percent of
the funds under this program must be awarded to two-year Institutions.
Funds may be used for planning or faculty development, curriculum develop-
ment special services or management improvement activities, the purchasing
of equipment for curriculum and management improvement, and the shared use
The Challenge Grant Program (Part C) is no longer authorized to make new
awar3s^Funds havebeen transferred to the Endowment Grant Program.
The Endowment Grant Program (Part C) provides eligible institutions with a
Federal government match of Institutionally raised endowment funds. The
minimum award is for $50,000, and the maximum award is $250,000 for FY
1984, and $500,000 thereafter. Institutions are eligible to receive two
grants within a five-year cycle. The cycle begins the first year that an
Institution receives an award. An Institution must, however, establish
eligibility for program participation each year 1t applies for funds.
There are no restrictions on the use of the Income produced by the endow-
ment except that an Institution may not spend more than 50 percent of the
annual Income produced. The endowment corpus may not be spent for the
20-year grant period.ies and the least success In surmounting them.lifornia at Los Angeles, California, 1984.